CCBHC: ASK THE EXPERTS Webinar Jan 5, 2022

To currently eligible CCBCH applicants, specifically anyone whose current CCBHC is ending in March 2022 or prospective agencies who are substance use and mental health focused, we’d like to invite and welcome you to our CCBCH Readiness: Ask The Experts Webinar, scheduled for Jan 5, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

This will be an informal discussion ***from the grant writing and quality assurance perspective*** following the prospected release of SAMHSA’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion (CCBHC) Grants.

Susan M. Bowler, PhD, Consultant Expert, Children and Families, who has extensive experience in policy/program development and implementation in state child welfare, juvenile justice and children’s mental health agencies. She was the Project Director and Principal Investigator on three Children’s Mental Health (System of Care) Initiatives targeting children under 21 with serious emotional disturbances. Dr Bowler has led strategic processes that integrated services across child welfare, children’s behavioral health, and juvenile justice for the highest risk children and adolescents and their families. Most recently, Dr. Bowler has been a leader in system wide reform in the state of Rhode Island as they seek to fully integrate economic development, employment support, and clinical/social services in a single plan to assist the highest risk youth to succeed in the market economy.

Rhonda Bohs, PhD, Director of Program Evaluation & Quality Assurance, with over 25 years of experience in conducting research and program evaluation including serving as the lead evaluator for multiple SAMHSA-funded initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Bohs has served as Site Investigator activities in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and as Co-Principal Investigator on a P20 Research Center grant in collaboration with Florida International University and funded through the National Center on Minority Health Disparities. Dr. Bohs received her M.S. degree in Research and Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Social Psychology from Saint Louis University. She has conducted research and program evaluation in health disparities, as well as program evaluation in hospital, community mental health centers, health departments, community based organizations and business settings. Throughout her career, Dr. Bohs has developed an expertise in implementing and evaluating programs targeting special populations, hard‑to‑reach populations, and in developing and implementing systems of care strategies within community based organizations and integrating behavioral and primary health service delivery systems.

If you have any questions you’d like to send in advance, we’ll share these with our experts and will keep the chat window open to welcome your in-the-moment queries as well. Please submit any questions to:

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